BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Niagara University representative confirmed to News 4 on Monday that the school will absorb Medaille University’s bowling program, with Medaille closing at the end of August.

According to the Niagara rep, the official announcement will be made Tuesday at Classic Lanes. Monday afternoon, the school announced in a release that women’s bowling would become the 19th Division I team at the school.

Former Medaille coaches Jeff Walsh and Peggy Kuhn will join Niagara’s program, as will several bowlers from the team.

The Medaille bowling team was a historically successful athletic program for the school, finishing with six straight AMCC Bowling titles. This past season, the team finished with an 88-34 record, going 18-2 in the conference. They made four NCAA tournament appearances since 2013.

Bowler Sarah Radt named a three-time AMCC Bowler of the Year winner. She and teammate Mackenzie Smith were named to the 2023 All-Tournament Team.

Details of Niagara’s acquisition were first reported by the Niagara Gazette.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Adam Duke is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2021. See more of his work here.